Ridin' High (Moxy album)


Ridin' High (Moxy album)

Infobox Album
Name = Ridin' High
Type = Album
Artist = Moxy


Released = 1977
Recorded = March 1977 Toronto
Genre = Hard rock, Heavy metal
Label = Mercury Records
Producer = Jack Douglas and Edward Leonetti
Length = 31:83
Reviews = Allmusic rating|2.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:6fl67uu0h0jw link]
Last album = "Moxy II
1976
This album = "Ridin' High"
1977
Next album = "Under the Lights "
1978

"Ridin' High" is the third album by the Canadian hard rock band Moxy, released in 1977. The record got good reviews and got the band nominated for a Juno Award (Canada's Grammy) in 1977 for Most Promising Group of the Year. [cite web | title=Juno Awards nominations for 1977 | work=junoawards.ca |url=http://www.junoawards.ca/archive_results.php] The album produced two Texas hit songs "Are You Ready", and "I'll Set You on Fire", as for Canada the album was considered too hard/heavy for Canadian radio at the time and consequently only the slowest paced song "Another Time Another Place" received any airplay in the band's home country. The album still sold well in Canada and especially in Southern USA because of strong live appearances that included shows with AC/DC [cite web | title= AC/DC Tour dates for 1977 | work= ac-dc.net| accessdate = 2006-09-22 |url= http://www.ac-dc.net/tour1/index.html] and Trooper, [cite web | title= Earl Johnson Interview Topic:Trooper | work= angelfire.com |url= http://www.angelfire.com/rock2/rockinterviews/moxy.html]

In the words of Earl Johnson "I remember going in doing radio interviews and Ridin High was the single and they would put it on and all the needles would just go tilt over right into the red and the station engineer would be freaking out. And I'm going, we're not going to get any airplay with this. I just knew it. And you know, we were a concert act", [cite web | title= Earl Johnson Interview | work= Moxy.ca |url= http://www.legendmusic.ca/other/moxy/]

Credits

*Buzz Shearman: vocals
*Earl Johnson: Guitar - Slide guitar
*Buddy Caine: Guitar - Electric guitar
*Bill Wade: drums
*Terry Juric: Bass
*Jack Douglas - Producer
*Edward Leonetti - Producer
*Mike Jones - Engineer
*Recorded in Toronto at Sounds Interchange in March 1977.
*Mixed in New York at The Record Plant in March 1977.

Tracks

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# Nothin' Comes Easy - 4:22 (Earl Johnson)
# Rock Baby - 4:48 (Earl Johnson)
# Sweet Reputation (Symphony For Margaret) - 3:54 (Buzz Shearman, Bill Wade, Earl Johnson)
# I'll Set You on Fire - 3:17 (Buddy Caine)
# Ridin' High - 4:03 (Earl Johnson)
# Young Legs - 3:46 (Bill Wade)
# Another Time Another Place - 4:39 (Earl Johnson)
# Are You Ready - 3:52 (Buddy Caine, Buzz Shearman)
# Nothin' Comes Easy (Reprise) - 1:02 (Earl Johnson)

Reissued

Moxy’s original catalogue of albums were again available starting in 1994 when Valerie Shearman ("Buzz" widow) oversaw the release of all of Moxy's back catalogue of albums on CD through Pacemaker Records, and again in 2003 this time through Unidisc Music Inc.

References

External links

* [http://www.Moxy.ca Moxy official website]


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